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Old 09-17-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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keeping tempo steady live no met

do famous drummers do this or do they use a met?
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:54 AM   #2
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A few use metrenomes, but most don't. As far as I'm aware, a lot will only use metrenomes if they need the song to be 100% accurate, like if recorded synth or something is playing throughout the whole song.

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Old 09-20-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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Some use metronomes, if they have to change time signatures in songs. Going from 4/4 to 9/16 will sprain your mind.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:17 PM   #5
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A lot of pop/hip hop acts will use metronomes or a time keeping beat of sorts for their drummers to keep everything tight. It's really only anything that uses samples or an electronic track live, stuff like that requires a metronome. Rock bands vary, I've seen some use metronomes on a few occasions and not on others.

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:56 PM   #6
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It seems to depend on the genre, most of the bands I know that play to a click are metal bands. Avenged Sevenfold play to a click I believe, Periphery do, and so do Billy Clyro because I heard it going just before they started there set. Animals as Leaders run everything (lights and stuff) through a laptop next to Matt so they will have to play to a metronome to sync up with it.

Saying that Dave Lombardo didn't play to a click until 1993 I think he said. It kind of depends on the genre, using the metronome can be a bit of a groove killer for something like funk or jazz.
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